The Book of Ways project is a socio-theological project to add to the rich literary and spiritual heritage of the way of ancestral veneration, and more specifically, the Orisa belief system; it has both a spiritual, and secular dimension and is principally aimed at producing a number of things – some in concert and collaboration with others, and some by sole authorship.
Bibeli Mimo: Iwe Alafiya fun Awon Aborisa Kristi Alagbara
A consolidation of Holy Bible texts of the judeo-christian tradition in concert with Orisa belief to provide a scriptural text embedded in the idea of Jesus as an Orisa, and in continuity with the evolution of these beliefs, and centering the identity of Christians in the Yoruba tradition as Aborisa Kristi-Alagbara, or Aborisas of the christ.
The Oyigi – A consolidated text partially aimed at a secular and ecumenical audience containing new commandments, a message for the times, and an understanding of the Orisa system of belief.
The Book of Ways outlining a reform understanding of the Aborisa belief system, under the authorship of Fatunla, Oladimeji, including a revealed and inspired new commandment anchored in respect for the earth, and the queer and diverse nature of the divine, and a sex positive perspective that anchors its moral and ethical framework in a perspective broadly focused on social justice, a respectful and consumptive relationship to the natural environment, acknowledgement of mortality and an enjoyment and creation of life, both in terms of literal life as well as intellectual, artistic and other forms of social reproduction.
Fellowship & Communion
A wider series of activities for fellowship and community are envisaged alongside curation and creation of devotional music, images and text, and ways for a secular audience to connect.
Our intention is for part of the royalties of these books to fund activities focused on the health and education of young people, and if robustly successful a wider cultural fund with the following emphasis: Africans and African diasporans, young people, and expectant mothers globally, everyone else.
Potentially, a book of days in collaboration with more traditional practitioners of the Aborisa perspective and their central leaders.
This project is not aimed at displacing any other knowledge within this tradition and cultural complex of understanding but at enriching and bringing a particular perspective and approach to it for the benefit of all manking.